Tourism

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Bluesfest is one of Ottawa’s most popular annual festivals and typically attracts more than 300,000 attendees, including thousands of out-of-town guests.
In one of his last appearances in Ottawa before he retires, the creative nerve centre behind Ottawa 2017 heaped praise on the event that he says helped Ottawa shake off its quiet reputation.
The new Gatineau tourist draw is temporarily closed while sculptors reform the enormous snow and ice sculptures that were damaged in the past weekend’s unseasonably warm weather.
Addition expected to results in 12% boost to banquet revenue this year and a similar growth in staff numbers.
Coinciding with Winterlude, Mosaïvernales will feature 25 ice and snow sculptures, paralleling the topiaries on display this past summer during MosaïCanada150.
Passengers were trapped aboard the jets for about five hours and testified at public hearings about sweltering heat, a lack of water and the stench of vomit in the cabin.
Local tourism industry needs a long-term plan to make sure the goodwill generated by city’s Canada 150 celebrations doesn’t go to waste once the glow has faded, experts say
"I think we've changed the perception people have about Ottawa."